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Pictures of the day: 22 January 2015 - Telegraph

Michelle Obama

How guardrails work when you crash into them

Inside the tricky engineering that helps prevent guardrails from impaling cars.<p>Unless they're nosing into one, most drivers don't think much about guardrails. But a claimed increase in the number of accidents in which guardrails have impaled cars has recently vaulted the roadside protectors into …

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …


19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

Funny photographs of the week - Telegraph

New South Wales

The crowded cemeteries of Hong Kong – in pictures

In Hong Kong – one of the world’s most densely populated cities – a series of hastily created hillside cemeteries consumed the city’s last available burial space in the 1980s<p>Death in the city: what happens when all our cemeteries are full?

Hong Kong

Homes near an airport – in pictures

If you need rapid access to international travel, here are some homes that will place you on the hub


On the Red Couch with Author Julia Alvarez

<i>When learning a new language, it’s important to watch what you say —especially if forced to flee your homeland under the threat of death.</i><i>A way with</i> …

Dominican Republic

The Week in Review: El Capitan Conquered

On Wednesday, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first individuals to reach the summit of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, a vertical rock in …